My kid gave me a beer nerd tour of Flying Dog located down in Frederick, Maryland for my birthday . What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Brewery is located in an industrial park on the south part of town that is fronted by a good sized tasting room that also had a lecture on first amendment rights going on at the same time. Apparently it's one of the company's pet causes. This tour is pretty darn cool as you start off in a class room with a short lecture on safety and such as they were brewing at the time and you basically followed the whole process from grist to case or keg. Along with getting into the guts of the process, you also get a number of different samplings throughout the tour including s shot of green beer direct from a 250BB tank...their Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout in this case, which gets a bunch of oysters thrown into the batch in order to put a little bit of the bay in each bottle! Believe it or not they even have a brew with Old Bay in it! . Along with the Stout, we sampled their Thunder Peel, a hazy IPA, Field Notes which was a Pale Ale with all Maryland ingredients including hops from a program with the University of Maryland School of Agriculture who is on their 3rd of 4th year of introducing hop culture back into the state. Another "Cause Beer" that they are brewing on a very limited release was a golden ale called Bee Beer, obviously its got local honey in it were a part of the proceeds go to some wildlife cause. I dunno...maybe it should have gone to Farm Aid....No Bee's, No Farms.....No Farms, No Beer!